Granita refers to the coarse, grainy texture of this sweet, frozen treat. Delve into the history of the flavoured ice and try your hand with a summery granita recipe.
Sicily may not have invented flavoured ices – that hour goes to China, Arabia or ancient Rome, depending on which food history you read – but the island has made granita its own, combining it with chopped nuts, mandarins, mulberries, even dark chocolate. At breakfast it’s spooned onto brioscia (Sicilian brioche), while later in the day it gets dressed up with a dollop of cream or biscotti for dipping.
Read more on page 38 of July's The Simple Things.
Fancy a go? Head over to Rachel Eats for a melon granita recipe from the Brit-born, Rome-dwelling blog writer.